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noun [uncountable] extinction pronunciation in American English /ɪkˈstɪŋkʃ(ə)n/
  1. the situation when an animal, plant, or language no longer exists

    species that are in danger of extinction

    1. a.
      the situation when a custom, job, type of person, etc. does not exist any longer because society has changed

      plans to save the mining industry from extinction

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